Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect ($45) in Tweed Brun Rosé (#70), part of the Holiday 2011 Collection, continues the winning streak for Chanel's latest color collection. Inspired by the Chanel's iconic tweed fabric, two contrasting shades of sheer cheek color are delicately woven with a subtle shimmering powder for a natural luminous glow. This powder, with an ultra-soft texture, is airy and light.
The shade appears to be peach and golden beige in the pan, but the peach appears to be a pink-peach tone. On my skin, the overall effect is sparkling peach. The name, Brun Rosé, may be a bit misleading.
I took my photos in full afternoon sun. I applied Tweed Brun Rosé very heavily with a dense blush brush at the top of my arm and with a sponge-tipped applicator below so that I could show you its pastel peachiness. I also took my swatch photos with two backgrounds - one pink and one yellow, just in case that would help show the color.
I think the shade is beautiful. Actually, I think it's a great spring and summer shade. I'm not sure it's a "holiday" shade, but I don't necessarily buy holiday colors to confine them to holiday wear.
Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Brun Rosé is definitely a sparkler on first use, but the major sparkle appears to come from a gold overlay. I expect that it will become less sparkly with continued use.
I'm running out of superlatives to use to describe Chanel's holiday color collection. This blush, which comes with a small brush, is a stunner in the pan and extremely flattering on the skin.
I purchased Tweed Brun Rosé at Neiman Marcus. The holiday collection is expected to be available at all Chanel counters and Chanel's Web site - soon if not already.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty